Monday, 18 May 2015

Birdcage Lane & Ogden.

A hectic day today with visits to Skircoat, Soyland, Pudsey and Huddersfield for one reason or another so not much time for birding.

Birdcage Lane 10:20

A scout around the oak trees in the vain hope of LSW proved uneventful.


A Great Tit nest site, Coal Tit, Wren, Robin, GSW calling, Jay,LTT.

Ogden 18:50

A late visit to Ogden with a walk up to Giant's Tooth and on to the moor beyond before following a steam down to the water.(no sign of Crossbill).

This trip was also uneventful with the water having a couple of Canada Goose, Tufted Duck and Mallard.

Nearer the Tooth Curlew, Lapwing, Red Grouse, Willow Warbler.

On the return via Ogden Water I spotted a Heron skulking in the undergrowth next to the water's edge and a Skylark and Meadow Pipit were on Perseverance Road on the slog home.

Ah well there's always tomorrow.

Spot the Heron


  1. The chaffinch shot is a beauty John, not been out for a few days mate what with work, family things and the bloody wind but missing not getting out there.

  2. Cheers Dave,
    I've been going through a bird drought of late!
    Not a lot to shout about and the wind never stops blowing.
    Another week and I'll be moaning about the heat.
    Hope to see you about.